Matching Texture Feely Bag - (10 Pairs)
Begin by emptying all 20 of the textured squares out of the bag so your child can see them - if its too many to have all at once then just use 3 or 4 pairs to start with. Encourage yur child to pick up and feel each of the squares noting the ones he likes and the ones he is not so interested in (as this can help you choose the ones to use for the matching activity later on). My little boy likes the mesh square and the grooves of the corduroy square but is less willing to handle the shiny pads.
As your child explores each of the pads tell him something about it "that's a smooth one" or "that's a fluffy one" or "that's a shiny one" and so on. Or to make it simpler to begin with talk about the colours of the pads and then move on to learning about the texture once he is familiar with this resource.
When you feel ready to start the matching activity select 4 pairs of the textured pads and line one of each pair up in front of your child and keep the other one in your hand. Hand your child a square and see if he can match them up - saying "Where's the fluffy one? - yes now you have 2 fluffy squares" - "Now where is the shiny one?".
Build this activity up by using more of the squares each time and introducing the textures your child was initially less willing to explore.
Ask your child to pull the textures out of the bag and then progress to him feeling the squares in the bag and perhaps trying to tell you the texture he can feel before he pulls it out of the bag. You can also encourage your child to group/categorise the squares in various ways such as those that are rough or smooth, hard or soft.
Ask your child to find somthing around the house that matches the texture of some of the pads.
All of these activities can be adapted for group work too.